Fire Department Headquarters, Columbus, O. 21121 Pub. by Haenlein Bros., Columbus, O. 109
Post marked Columbus, Ohio, Oct. 6, 1912. Addressed to Mr. Lee Weaver, 94 Tremont St., Detroit, Mich. [Detroit Post office corrected to 94 Tireman and delivered the post card]
“1346 W. Broad St, Col., Ohio Hello, No, I haven’t forgotten you, but how about shorthand, typewritering, English, chemistry, and history? Do you think I have any time for anything else? I did turn away from them last week after exams and went to Rome with Essie [Koontz, Florence’s sister] & Mr. Griste [Charles McKinley Griste, the soon to be – 1913 – husband of Florence’s sister, Ethel Jeanette Koontz]. We won a few pictures. Ans soon. FLO [Florence Koontz].”
OK, all those cards signed FLO were from Grandma Florence not some other mystery Florence that Grandpa was keeping in the wings. I guess Mrs. O was just her chaperone when traveling without her mother. Grandpa never referred to Grandma as Flo — Flossie, yes, Flo, no. Also worth noting is that Grandma got Grandpa’s address dead WRONG, but wanted to make sure he got hers. And they were inventing words back in 1912 as well — typewritering ? Or, did we just shorten it to typing?